LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

The call aimed to support small-scale projects (up to 5,000 euros) intended to document (cases of) discrimination, hate crimes and other human rights violations committed on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Priority areas of the call were: hate crimes and hate speech (including in media), brutalities of law-enforcement authorities, legal position of LGBT people in an eligible country, freedom of assembly and association.

Seven projects had been supported within this call in Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The information contained in the documentation reports has subsequently been used by ILGA-Europe in its lobbying activities with the European institutions: European Union, Council of Europe and the OSCE.

Hungary: Social exclusion of LGBT people of Hungary – Dissemination

Name of the implementing organisation: Háttér Support Society for LGBT People in Hungary

Contact information:

Address: H-1132 Budapest, Csanády u. 4/B


Phone: 1-3292670

Contact person: László Mocsonaki

Grant amount: EUR 5000

Planned period of implementation: March 1 - August 31, 2008


The main goal is to disseminate the findings of the first national research project on the Social exclusion of LGBT people in Hungary. The empirical base of the research was a quantitative survey targeting LGBT people (N=1122) and 150 accounts of personal experiences of discrimination. Our plan is to produce two types of publication on the basis of our final report (a Hungarian booklet and another one with an English translation) and to use them for advocacy purposes. We want to distribute the already collected data and analysis to Hungarian decision makers, teachers’ training institutions and public libraries in order to raise awareness.

Latvia: Publication of Homophobic Speech Monitoring Results

Name of implementing organisation: Alliance of LGBT and their friends "Mozaika"

Contact information:


Contact person: Linda Freimane

Grant amount: EUR 5000

Period of implementation: January - March 2008


The purpose of the advocacy and dissemination project is to publish the report on Hate Speech Monitoring, produced with ILGA-Europe’s Fund support by Mozaika in 2006. The report was ready and translated into English when Mozaika applied for another grant. The publication (both in Latvian and English) serves now as a basis for advocacy campaign drawing attention to the problems of hate speech directed against LGBT people by politicians and journalists.

Malta: Survey on Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation in Malta

Name of the implementing organisation: Malta Gay Rights Movement

Contact information:

Address: 32, Parish Street, Mosta MST 2021

Phone: +356 21430006


Contact person: Marisa Xuereb

Grant amount: EUR 3345

Planned period of implementation: March - December 2008


The project will consist of a survey on discrimination, harassment and violence against gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in Maltese society. The survey will be run through a web-based facility and its results will be documented in a report that will make an assessment of the current situation and compare results with those of a similar survey held in 2002. The report will be published in electronic format and made available through the MGRM website. A summary of the report will also be made available in print and distributed at a follow-up workshop and at meetings with policymakers.

Poland: Publication of the report: Social situation of bisexual and homosexual persons in Poland

Name of the implementing organisation: Campaign against Homophobia (KPH)

Contact information:

Address : Żelazna 68 00-866,

e-mail :

phone : +48 603 371 950

Contact person: Marta Abramowicz

Grant amount: EUR 5000

Planned period of implementation: November – December 2007


The project aims to publish the result of human rights violation documentation undertaken in previous years (2005 and 2006).

Portugal: TRANSformation

Name of the implementing organisation: Associação ILGA Portugal

Contact information:

Address: Centro LGBT, Rua de S. Lázaro, 88, 1150-333 Lisboa

Phone: +351 21 887 39 18

Fax: +351 21 887 39 22


Contact person: Paulo Côrte-Real, Board Member

Grant amount: EUR 4930

Planned period of implementation: January – December 2008


Through this project, we intend to gather facts on human rights violations based on gender identity in Portugal and present an overview of the social, legal and medical situation of transsexual persons. We then intend to make this information available to policymakers and to use it as an advocacy tool to help ensure the access of transsexual persons to health care, education, employment and social protection.

Serbia: Discrimination in Ordinations

Name of the implementing organisation: DEVE

Contact information:

Address: Katiceva 2, 11000 Beograd, Serbia


Phone: +381 11 2657 426

Grant amount: EUR 4960

Period of implementation: January – June 2008


The project researched and collected the stories of discrimination in gynaecology practice towards lesbian and bisexual women based on sexual orientation and gender expression. Through personal interviews and further data classification the project aimed to create well documented information useful for further advocacy.

Ukraine: LGB Human Rights Campaign in the South of Ukraine in the South of Ukraine

Name of the implementing organisation: Nikolaev Association of Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals, “LiGA”

Contact information:

Address: Ukraine, Nikolaev, 54003, PO Box 189

Email :

Phone:+380512 59-49-00

Fax: +380512 35-81-42

Contact person: Oleg Alyokhin, Chairman of Board, NA GLB “LiGA”

Grant amount: EUR 5000

Planned period of implementation: March – August 2008


The project is meant for the generation of the information reflecting the social, political and legal situation of sexual minorities in the South of Ukraine. Conducting a questionnaire among representatives of LGB community, analysing articles in mass media on the subject and documenting cases of human rights violations based on sexual orientation we will be able to define the main problems of LGBT people. The goal is the development of a new advocacy strategy for the association for lobbying for changes in the situation of LGB people at the regional and national levels.